|Pieter Hendrik Grobbelaar|
|Born||16 September 1908|
|Died||22 June 1988(aged 79)|
|Place of birth||Porterville|
|Service/branch||South African Army|
|Years of service||1933-1965|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
General Pieter Grobbelaar SSA DSO (16 September 1908 - 22 June 1988) was a South African military commander. He joined the South African Army as a part-time Citizen Force soldier in 1929 and became a full-time Permanent Force member in 1933. During World War II he commanded 7th Reconnaisance Battalion as a Lieutenant Colonel, and was second in command of 12th SA motorised infantry brigade in Italy.
He served as Army Chief of Staff from 1953 to 1958, as Inspector-General from 1958 to 1959, as Deputy Commandant-General from 1959 to 1960, and as Commandant-General, i.e. head of the South African Defence Force, from 1961 to 1965.
- Whos Who of Southern Africa 1964. Wootton & Gibson (Pty) Ltd.. 1964. pp. 367.
- "Leaders through the years (1912-1982)". 1982. p. 93. http://scientiamilitaria.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/631.
|Chief of the General Staff of the South African Defence Force
1961 – 1965
|Chief of the South African Army
1953 – 1958
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